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(New York Daily News)   Tim McCarver to leave Fox after 2013. What that means is, he will not be broadcasting on Fox after this year, he will 'retire' from doing games for the network. Retire is a five-letter word. His good friend Bob Gibson retired from baseball in 1975   (nydailynews.com ) divider line
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2013-03-27 08:20:53 PM  
I don't even watch sports and that made me chuckle.
 
2013-03-27 08:26:03 PM  
I honestly never thought I'd see the day. Pardon me, I need to run across the street and pick up a bottle of champagne. Maybe two.
 
2013-03-27 09:01:47 PM  
And now there's a beach ball on the field... and the ball boys are discussing which one of them's gonna go get it!
 
2013-03-27 09:03:44 PM  
I hate McCarver. Terrible announcer. Thank you, subby.
 
2013-03-27 09:03:52 PM  
"For Barry Manilow.  At a concert."
 
2013-03-27 09:28:06 PM  
The St Louis family of announcers began with Dizzy Dean, Jack Buck and Harry Caray...

And is ending with guys like Costas, Joe Buck and McCarver.

I'd say the line's played out.

Not unlike August Busch IV.
 
2013-03-27 10:04:33 PM  
It's a six-letter word McCarvermitter.
 
2013-03-27 10:29:51 PM  

violentsalvation: It's a six-letter word McCarvermitter.


That's the joke.

I wish Progressive Boink's "Dugout" was still available online. There was a great one in which Tim McCarver exclaimed "Brandon Arroyo just got the mustard beat out of him!"
 
2013-03-27 11:12:29 PM  
I lost the identity of the Farker who did most of this list of McCarverisms, unfortunately

"That pitch wasn't down and in, that pitch was down and up."
"Mt. Everest erupts again!"
"Something to keep in mind -- it's raining lightly. The infield could be very wet on ground balls."
"Roy Oswalt is a drop and drive pitcher. What is a drop and drive pitcher? He is a guy who drops and drives. Very simple."
"Watch Darren Daulton use his mitt like a glove."
"There is a world of difference between a count of one ball and two strikes is a lot different situation than hitting with two strikes and one ball."
"Giambi walks too much. He's always clogging up the bases with all that walking."
"The reason we call that pitch up and in is because the arms are attached to the shoulder."
"With Guererro, it's not as much a strike ZONE as it is a strike AREA."
"You see Colon talking into his glove because David Ortiz, from the Dominican Republic, can obviously read lips in Spanish."
"Beckett's retired 19 batters through Six and a third innings, he's having a phenomonal night..."
"One thing about ground balls. They don't go out of the ball park."
"Yankee pitchers have had great success this year against Cabrera when they get him out."
"That's something you learn, squatting behind Mickey Mantle all those years"
"Sometimes pitchers go to Japan, but they don't come back"
"Sometimes it's better to lead off an inning with a walk than a home run"
 
2013-03-27 11:52:22 PM  

FishyFred: violentsalvation: It's a six-letter word McCarvermitter.

That's the joke.


I was hoping.
 
2013-03-28 12:08:17 AM  
Massive threadjack!

5x5 head to head keeper league (except with OBP instead of AVG).  Keep Weaver or Bruce?
 
2013-03-28 12:09:39 AM  
Well done, subby.

/should've retired a few years ago
 
2013-03-28 12:14:18 AM  
They'll find someone worse to replace him.
 
2013-03-28 12:14:57 AM  
"Thank you Tim for that description of retirement, it had a very pleasing monotone inflection. Now back to the field where an alien species has just landed and begun roasting Pablo Sandoval over a pit of hot coals, while Jesus Christ battles Satan for the fate of the Universe over a game of Tecmo Super Bowl. I'm Joe Buck, my dad wasn't around much growing up and I never learned how to properly express my emotions."
 
2013-03-28 12:21:07 AM  
And now, welcome to his replacement, Joe Morgan!
 
2013-03-28 12:23:40 AM  

jayhawk88: "Thank you Tim for that description of retirement, it had a very pleasing monotone inflection. Now back to the field where an alien species has just landed and begun roasting Pablo Sandoval over a pit of hot coals, while Jesus Christ battles Satan for the fate of the Universe over a game of Tecmo Super Bowl. I'm Joe Buck, my dad wasn't around much growing up and I never learned how to properly express my emotions."


Is anything better than this? I say no.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27XeNefwABw
 
2013-03-28 12:24:26 AM  

Generation_D: And is ending with guys like Costas, Joe Buck and McCarver.


I like Bob Costas.

Cagey B: And now, welcome to his replacement, Joe Morgan!


Boooo! I already made that joke in the power rankings thread!
 
2013-03-28 12:47:07 AM  

The Bestest: Boooo! I already made that joke in the power rankings thread!


I'll be honest, I knew someone made that joke already, I just like to incite rage. But yes, credit to you for that nightmare scenario.
 
2013-03-28 12:48:57 AM  
well, the scary thing is I absolutely wouldn't put it past Fox to do just that
 
2013-03-28 12:59:56 AM  

The Bestest: well, the scary thing is I absolutely wouldn't put it past Fox to do just that


I would pay more on my cable if there was somehow an option to just have nationally-televised baseball games presented with no announcer commentary. I would mute that shiat, except I like to hear the action, and I can't substitute a radio broadcast because it's always off by like three seconds and it drives me insane.
 
2013-03-28 01:04:16 AM  
Tim McCarver once commented on Shawn Green's having spent all year training his body so he could play on Yom Kippur.
 
2013-03-28 01:10:01 AM  
CSB ...

I have played poker with Orel Hershiser about 100 times and will probably continue to play poker with him regularly... as long as he doesn't read this post I guess.

By the way, I think he's a great color commentator. :-)
 
2013-03-28 01:21:27 AM  

king of vegas: CSB ...

I have played poker with Orel Hershiser about 100 times and will probably continue to play poker with him regularly... as long as he doesn't read this post I guess.

By the way, I think he's a great color commentator. :-)


Mormons can gamble???
 
2013-03-28 01:23:11 AM  

Cagey B: The Bestest: well, the scary thing is I absolutely wouldn't put it past Fox to do just that

I would pay more on my cable if there was somehow an option to just have nationally-televised baseball games presented with no announcer commentary. I would mute that shiat, except I like to hear the action, and I can't substitute a radio broadcast because it's always off by like three seconds and it drives me insane.


Get surround sound and turn off the middle speaker.
 
2013-03-28 01:28:14 AM  
This is a very good thing for baseball
 
2013-03-28 01:34:44 AM  

jimmythrust: king of vegas: CSB ...

I have played poker with Orel Hershiser about 100 times and will probably continue to play poker with him regularly... as long as he doesn't read this post I guess.

By the way, I think he's a great color commentator. :-)

Mormons can gamble???


FYI  he is not a Mormon and you can Google it and there is online evidence that he took out a full page ad in a newspaper claiming to not be a Mormon.

I once asked him about his Mormon faith while we were talking, not knowing the history, and he was not friendly to me for a long time after that. Not kidding. Anyway, he's not Mormon. I can confirm.
 
2013-03-28 01:35:58 AM  
"Welcome to the 2015 playoffs on Fox. Joe Buck here for the play by play. It is just a picture perfect autumn evening in Houston. I am in the booth with my partner in crime, Joe Buck."  "Joe, good to see you." "Thanks, Joe." "Joe, the A's are the clear underdog coming in tonight against the firepower of the Rangers; what do you make of their chances in this best of five series?" "Well, Joe, they may be the underdog, but since the All-star break they have been playing good fundamental baseball and they are getting hot at just the right time." "Baseball Night on Fox is brought to you by Bud Light; 'Bud Light, It's on.' And by Artie Lange; Artie Lange reminding you that Joe Buck is a homosexual." "Joe Buck and Joe Buck here with you. We'll be right back with the lineups and the first pitch. You're watching Fox."
 
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2013-03-28 01:47:16 AM  

This Looks Fun: jayhawk88: "Thank you Tim for that description of retirement, it had a very pleasing monotone inflection. Now back to the field where an alien species has just landed and begun roasting Pablo Sandoval over a pit of hot coals, while Jesus Christ battles Satan for the fate of the Universe over a game of Tecmo Super Bowl. I'm Joe Buck, my dad wasn't around much growing up and I never learned how to properly express my emotions."

Is anything better than this? I say no.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27XeNefwABw


You read a little on how Buck does his work and you realize that he really isn't watching the game so much as watching his spotter write stuff on a whiteboard for him and then he just regurgitates it into a mic. 10 bucks says he didn't actually see the play and therefore really had no idea that it was actually an exciting moment.
 
2013-03-28 01:52:49 AM  
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2013-03-28 02:00:16 AM  

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Joe: AHHHHHHHHH that's felt awesome.
Tim: I told you not to have that 10th burrito. My friend Babe Ruth once had 10 burritos before a game and then stuck out 4 times.
 
2013-03-28 07:24:23 AM  
Now take Buck and Aikman with you.
 
2013-03-28 08:12:09 AM  

Boxcutta: "Welcome to the 2015 playoffs on Fox. Joe Buck here for the play by play. It is just a picture perfect autumn evening in Houston. I am in the booth with my partner in crime, Joe Buck."  "Joe, good to see you." "Thanks, Joe." "Joe, the A's are the clear underdog coming in tonight against the firepower of the Rangers; what do you make of their chances in this best of five series?" "Well, Joe, they may be the underdog, but since the All-star break they have been playing good fundamental baseball and they are getting hot at just the right time." "Baseball Night on Fox is brought to you by Bud Light; 'Bud Light, It's on.' And by Artie Lange; Artie Lange reminding you that Joe Buck is a homosexual." "Joe Buck and Joe Buck here with you. We'll be right back with the lineups and the first pitch. You're watching Fox."


"Coming up after the game. Yet another generic, by-the-numbers police procedural that we think is unique and edgy because we've made the lead detective emotionally stunted, and grafted annoying tics onto all the secondary characters instead of actually developing them as characters. It'll be gone by mid-season, so don't miss it. We'll be right back after this Chevy program break, brought to you by Coca-Cola."
 
2013-03-28 08:25:25 AM  
Best Tim McCarver moment: 1991 or 92. Braves just won the NLCS. McCarver is in the locker room interviewing the team. Deion Sanders dumps a bunch of water on Tim. Tim gets pissed and Atlanta laughed.

/he's hated on the Braves ever since
//fark him
///Fox, please please PLEASE don't bring Joe "I have to get the last word in" Morgan on board
 
2013-03-28 08:26:05 AM  
Just one more WS for Vin Scully.  Please.
 
2013-03-28 08:45:20 AM  

fatalvenom: Now take Buck and Aikman with you.


Can you imagine what Aikman's going to sound like by the time he's McCarver's age?

I respect the hell out of the guy for his football career, but Christ on a cracker you can hear every one of those concussions when he's trying to call a game!

I suppose it's the only way to make Joe Buck sound fluid.
 
2013-03-28 08:45:44 AM  
I've see the Joe Buck lynch mob is in force.  Can I ask you guys to wait just one second while I get my pitchfork and torch?
 
2013-03-28 09:17:16 AM  
Tim McCarver is retiring? I'm devastated.

WITH SHEER JOY AND ELATION!

//No relation to Joe Buck.
 
2013-03-28 09:17:43 AM  
Steve Carlton unavailable for comment.
 
2013-03-28 09:48:39 AM  

DanInKansas: I've see the Joe Buck lynch mob is in force.  Can I ask you guys to wait just one second while I get my pitchfork and torch?


To be fair, he pissed in that one guy's shoes.  IN HIS SHOES.
 
2013-03-28 09:56:11 AM  
 
2013-03-28 10:14:19 AM  
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Didn't even read the thread yet, just wanted to get this out of the way. First Joe Morgan, now Tim McCarver - the only major idiot left in national broadcast baseball that I can't stand is probably Eric Karros, and he's not really that terrible yet.
 
2013-03-28 10:33:50 AM  

KingKauff: Best Tim McCarver moment: 1991 or 92. Braves just won the NLCS. McCarver is in the locker room interviewing the team. Deion Sanders dumps a bunch of water on Tim. Tim gets pissed and Atlanta laughed.


Deion dumped 3 buckets of water on him, which is an enormous overreaction to a harmless criticism of Sanders playing two sports in one day.

Sanders was a baby.
 
2013-03-28 10:41:32 AM  

Boxcutta: "Welcome to the 2015 playoffs on Fox. Joe Buck here for the play by play. It is just a picture perfect autumn evening in Houston. I am in the booth with my partner in crime, Joe Buck."  "Joe, good to see you." "Thanks, Joe." "Joe, the A's are the clear underdog coming in tonight against the firepower of the Rangers; what do you make of their chances in this best of five series?" "Well, Joe, they may be the underdog, but since the All-star break they have been playing good fundamental baseball and they are getting hot at just the right time." "Baseball Night on Fox is brought to you by Bud Light; 'Bud Light, It's on.' And by Artie Lange; Artie Lange reminding you that Joe Buck is a homosexual." "Joe Buck and Joe Buck here with you. We'll be right back with the lineups and the first pitch. You're watching Fox."


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2013-03-28 10:45:17 AM  

phyrkrakr: Didn't even read the thread yet, just wanted to get this out of the way. First Joe Morgan, now Tim McCarver - the only major idiot left in national broadcast baseball that I can't stand is probably Eric Karros, and he's not really that terrible yet.


Well, Sunday Night Baseball just added John Kruk.  At least he's sometimes a likeable idiot.

Again from FJM: "On the topic of Fred McGriff, John Kruk just argued that "not hot-dogging" should be a criterion for the Hall of Fame."
 
2013-03-28 11:08:17 AM  
So can I please get the Fark approved list of broadcasters who DON'T suck? I never got the memo.
 
2013-03-28 11:12:06 AM  
Tom McCarvin is leaving the Fark network? How will MLS broadcasts sound without his constant attention to detail?

// Marky Mantling, the famous Giant, once told me during his 78-homer season in 1972: "You can't strike out on second base", and I took that to mean that once you're on base, you can't try and hit the ball again - you let the batter do that, and your job is to matriculate around the basepaths. I think you go counter-clockwise, but Michael never got into detail.
// Thanks, Tim, but we just missed the entire 7th inning
 
2013-03-28 11:16:02 AM  

Generation_D: The St Louis family of announcers began with Dizzy Dean, Jack Buck and Harry Caray...


I still get sad every time KMOX plays an old clip from the Harry Caray days. Before he got kicked out of St. Louis and become a character, Harry was a damn good radio announcer.
 
2013-03-28 11:18:10 AM  

king of vegas: jimmythrust: king of vegas: CSB ...

I have played poker with Orel Hershiser about 100 times and will probably continue to play poker with him regularly... as long as he doesn't read this post I guess.

By the way, I think he's a great color commentator. :-)

Mormons can gamble???

FYI  he is not a Mormon and you can Google it and there is online evidence that he took out a full page ad in a newspaper claiming to not be a Mormon.

I once asked him about his Mormon faith while we were talking, not knowing the history, and he was not friendly to me for a long time after that. Not kidding. Anyway, he's not Mormon. I can confirm.


Who cares if he's a Mormon? Next time you're playing poker, wait for a big hand and ask him if he still showers five times a day:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZg-PMM05AA
 
2013-03-28 11:20:04 AM  

mjohnson71: So can I please get the Fark approved list of broadcasters who DON'T suck? I never got the memo.


Scully.
Don Orsillo with NESN.
 
2013-03-28 11:33:50 AM  
Some-times, when a player will take a pitch in order to see what the pitcher has got, but rather than see what he has got he gets when was coming to him
 
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